This painting was left to the City Art Gallery, Manchester, by Louisa Garrett (nee Wilkinson, sister-in-law to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Millicent Fawcett and Agnes Garrett.
‘Illusions’ would once have hung in Louisa’s home at Snape in Suffolk. Her house was named ‘Greenheys’ after the area of Manchester in which she and her sister, Fanny, grew up.
The way in which the Garrett circle did their best to ensure that Annie Swynnerton’s work was included in major public collections is discussed in my book – Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle- available online from me, or Francis Boutle Publishers or from all good bookshops..
#1 by lesleyhulonce on July 24, 2013 - 8:36 am
Lovely painting – I particularly like the sun on her hair
#2 by womanandhersphere on July 24, 2013 - 9:27 am
Yes, think Louisa Garrett’s house at Snape must have been aglow with all these pictures.